BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE Where to Live and Play! Asheville’s outdoor enthusiasts come together for the festivals, markets, and bohemian art and music scenes in this Blue Ridge Mountains hot spot. PLAY Trek the Big Fork Ridge Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 9.3-mile (15-kilometer) circuit is notorious for its rough terrain […]Read more "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NAMES ASHEVILLE A BEST ADVENTURE TOWN"
BY MARKET WATCH In a recent poll about retirement destinations, Market Watch reported that Asheville was voted the top city in America to retire. Sarasota, Florida was second and Venice, Florida was third. Read the Article Here. The article states: “Because of its charming environment and mild weather, Asheville has long been a desirable retirement […]Read more "ASHEVILLE VOTED #1 PLACE TO RETIRE IN AMERICA"
BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL The 21st century has been heralded as the “Century of the City” by the Rockefeller Foundation as, for the first time ever, the majority of people live in urban areas. In a glossy, lavish tribute to cosmopolitan life, National Geographic Travel will offer urban adventurers a stunning new book this fall: […]Read more "Asheville named a best city by National Geographic"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS KAT MCREYNOLDS The American Planning Association (APA) today named Lexington Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina, as one of five Great Streets on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list. As part of National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United […]Read more "LEXINGTON AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NC NAMED ONE OF GREAT PLACES IN AMERICA"
BY DALLASVOICE.COM ANDREW COLLINS If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore. Also mentioned in that mix is Asheville. This small mountain metropolis in western North Carolina has long been a relatively progressive island in one of the […]Read more "ASHEVILLE SOARS AS A LGBTQ TRAVEL DESTINATION"
BY NEWNOWNEXT.COM ALEX KACALA This colorful North Carolina city is surprisingly gay, with rich literary roots and a tremendous B&B culture. Many inns are gay-owned, including 1889 White Gate Inn and Cottage, Cedar Crest Inn, and Hill House Bed & Breakfast. At night, stop by O.Henry’s, the oldest gay bar in the state. But don’t confuse age for […]Read more "#1 GREATEST GAY VACATION SPOT YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER BEEN TO"
BY MATADORNETWORK.COM MATADOR TEAM WHAT MAKES A TOWN “THE COOLEST”? In the end, it’s the same as what makes travel the coolest: the people. And yet there seem to be a few common patterns that attract cool people to certain areas, or perhaps it’s the other way around: people’s creativity and innovation helps lead their […]Read more "#1 COOLEST TOWN IN THE UNITED STATES"